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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Thrify Finds

I finally found my perfect 'classic' trench! And I realized that thrift stores in the next town over are a hell of a lot less pretentious than the thrift stores in my town. At the thrift store closest to me, Sarah's Cupboard, they often have old London Fog trenches for $20. This London Fog trench was $3.50!

London Fog Trench

For once -and I never do this- I hemmed the coat, which fell past my knees, as soon as I got home. And then I got the always wonderful "Why did you hem it like that?" comment. But what is done is done, and I think it looks fine.


I love that it says to rinse it three (3) times, and that you can't let it spin dry, but you can put in the dryer.

Also picked up this adorable Lulu Guinness handbag for $3, but I'm agreeing to share it with my sister, because I am so nice like that. She didn't give me her $1.50 yet though.

Lulu Guinness

It's a little dirty, but otherwise in good condition. Even still has the bag to store it in.


And as for today...

What to Hilliary Duff and I have in Common?

I decided to wear my super old peacock shirt, I got it my freshman year of high school. When the show Lizzie Maguire was on (I swear I never watched it, but my little sister did) in one episode Lizzie was wearing this peacock top! I got it at Contempo Casuals, though the tag actually says Wet Seal. Wikipedia says Wet Seal bought Contempo in '95, but the stores didn't convert to Wet Seal until '01 and this shirt was probably purchased right around that time.

The Rundown
Peacock top  Contempo Casuals - Skirt TJMaxx - Vest thing Express - Sandals Frye - Necklace and earrings Klara Design Jewelry

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40 comments:

Marie said...

Cute trench and love the peacock shirt!:D

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The Fancy Teacup said...

I adore the trench and those hot teal heels! :)

Modesty is Pretty said...

Oh my GOSH! WHAT A GREAT TRENCH! I did the same with a trench but I hemmed it below the knees and now I think I should have shortened it more, but yours looks out of the banana republic catalog! Even the color is great. Your skirt is super cute! I love it. =D

Ali said...

You should have told your sister you bought your bag for 20 dollars and made a profit, ehehe. But that's only if you're evil and conspire things like me. >:)

I seriously love your trench and how you hemmed is looks amazing! You have amazinggg thrift finds. I found this great thrift store the other day with my mom and found two great things for cheap, it was great! :)

Nina said...

What absolutely wonderful thrift finds!

La fille d'or said...

Awesome finds! And, yes sometimes driving out to other towns to thrift can really be a change. While I love the little shops down the street from me, it is often nice to drive out to the burbs where the stuff is a lot less picked over.

I love love love your trench and that length is perfect- I've been looking for a coat like that for years!

Emily said...

The trench looks amazing! What a steal. I'm also obsessing over your bright turquoise heels.

Caitlyn, Bees with Feathers said...

Love that peacock top, I'm a bit of a peacock freak haha. ANd I love the length you hemmed that jacket too, so flattering on you!

Lane :) said...

OMG. You're right, that trench is gorgeous. :)

Breanne at Bella Vita said...

So many amazing things in this post.

A $3.50 London Fog trench? Wow!

A shirt you bought because of Lizzie Maguire? Hilarious and awesome.

Those shoes and that skirt in the last photo? Fab!!!

sofi moukidou said...

omg! love your shoes!
nice things, low prices, lucky you!!!

chaoskontrolowany said...

Awesome trench coat!:)

J. said...

Oh, I love Lulu Guinness! What a great find!

eek said...

Incredible finds! Lucky girl!

Miss Vinyl said...

I really like that your hemmed the trench. Sometimes I find that trench coats can be REALLY long (and I'm a pretty tall girl). And you paid less than $4 for it, so why not?! It looks really good, and I adore just over-the-knee trench coats.
And I really love the peacock tee, and I know exactly what you mean about Lizzie McGuire. So many of the outfits were totally over the top, but there would be a piece or two (like your top) that's totally wearable. Even today, when little Lizzie's all grown up :)

Kenzie said...

You had some really great finds at the thrift store! I always get such a rush when I find something I love and then it's like, under ten dollars, but that never happens for me. Seriously it's like seeing a unicorn.

I don't think you messed up the hem but shortening it, but I know the feeling.

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Anya said...

lydie you've done it again! i'm so loving the first trench look!! so chic. thats a looks i'm soo comfortable with!!

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Mimi said...

nice! such great finds! :D

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Helen [In Elegance] said...

I needed my trenchcoat this weekend to keep me warm with this bad weather we're having.

Kristin said...

$3.50?? Are you kidding? Wish that shop was in my neighborhood!

Fashion Therapist said...

You can't go wrong with a $3 Lulu Guiness bag. Great find!

Diana Mieczan said...

That trench is very classy and stylish and that bag is to die for:) Great outfits sweetie and I wish you a fun Monday:)
Muah

Robin said...

I LOVE the bag and the trench. You're so much more brave than I am! I have a ton of dresses laying around, begging to be tailored...

a la Modest said...

That trench coat was made in my city! :) Very neat thrift finds! I like the way you altered it. It looks just fine! Our Goodwill around here is pretty expensive too. I think they're starting to realize that not so poor people are buying from them!

Closet Fashionista said...

Great deals!! I LOVE the peacock top! :D
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Mandy said...

I really love that trench. It's so classic and cute. I think the turquoise heels complete the outfit!

Jessica said...

I'm so glad you hemmed the trench. I find trenches that fall below the knee to be a little frumpy and unflattering. This is so perfect and classic on you! And for $3.50?! You're the queen of deals!

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Elaine said...

So jealous you found a trench that actually fits you! It looks great and for that price you can't beat it!

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monica said...

love your trench! london fog is awesome

Yours To Keep said...

Absolutely in love with your sandals!

Shelley Ann said...

i really like the length that you hemmed your trench coat to! and those shoes are great!

Lorena said...

The trench looks perfect with the hemming.
What a cool thing you found another thrift store.
It happens a lot now, that the thrift trend is so hot. They get all expensive ! In NY I have seen it a lot.

Style, She Wrote said...

Great thrift store finds! Love those turquoise shoes too -- great pop of color with the trench.

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Amanda said...

Such great finds! Love the trench!

Eyeliah said...

Best trench, fits you so well and you can’t beat the price!

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

Beautiful trench!! Also, I love your blue skirt combined with those aqua shoes! Cute look!

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Jilliebeanie said...

Ooo...I hope you enter that trench coat look into Weardrobe's "in the trenches" contest. You could totally win. :)

ABIGAIL NY said...

love the whole look, the mixture of various blues,is gorgeous!!

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